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Masters of Beef, Yogurt Villain, Criminalizing Sale of Junk to Minors

Massaging the Numbers: The CDC announced that 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning a year, as opposed to prior estimates of 1 in 4.  It wasn’t because fewer people got sick, just that the “data” had gotten better. And that’s still a lot, by the way. READ MORE

7-Eleven Goes Vegan; Alice Waters Recruits Jake Gyllenhaal

How to Diagnose Food Allergies: The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases released clinical guidelines for diagnosing food allergies that contend that skin or blood testing is not enough to be conclusive. Instead, they say a correct diagnosis comes from a combo of analyzing medical history, a skin-prick test, and, to be really certain, an "oral food challenge" where a patient is given the suspect food under medical supervision. READ MORE

Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama Spat, Whole Foods Nutmeg Recalled

Kids Who Need to Eat Get a Break: Congress approved the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which, if signed by the president, will increase the amount of money schools are reimbursed for free lunches by 6 cents each, and would allow the Agriculture Department to create new nutrition standards, regulate foods being sold in vending machines, and even set a limit on bake sales or fund-raisers that involve unhealthy foods. READ MORE

Plagiarism Still Sucks, Taking Toys from Tots, Food Prices Going Up

Food Prices On the Way Up Again: reports that restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S. are poised to start passing their rising ingredient costs onto consumers. The cause: growing demand for meat in emerging markets, which drives up grain costs, coupled with grain price increases due to the Russian drought and other planting problems globally. READ MORE

Trick or Treater Stalking App; Potato Diet Leads to Pickle Craving

Will Become a Luxury Man-Mag?: Rumors are circulating that Adam Rapoport, the style editor of looks like the next editor in chief of . READ MORE

Chicken Tartare Still Dubious, Death by Celery

Personal Responsibility: 0; Bad Decisions: 1: A man is suing Bumble Bee Foods, claiming he got mercury poison from their canned tuna. The dude ate cans a week. The National Resources Defense Council recommends not going over one can of chunk light tuna every three days for people over 150 pounds. READ MORE

Marco Pierre White Seduces Media, Batali on the Big Screen

James Beard Awards Step Into 2010: Eatocracy's Kat Kinsman declares that she and the rest of the committee for the James Beard Journalism Awards have "gone and blown the whole thing up," changing the award categories to put print and online journalism on a level playing field, "an acknowledgment that online contributions should no longer be relegated to the kids' table." READ MORE

TyFlo Gets the Fox, the Fabulous Life of Michael Pollan

NYC Wants to Be Your Mom (if You're Poor): New York's mayor and governor urged the USDA to stop letting people use food stamps to buy sugary sodas and sports drinks. READ MORE

Gay Cupcake Discrimination, Le Fooding Letdown, POM Won’t Help Your Penis

FTC Says POM's Erectile Claims Are Limp: The FTC filed a complaint about POM Wonderful, alleging it was making "false and unsubstantiated" claims about its products' health benefits, such as helping with erectile dysfunction and heart disease. READ MORE

Pancakes Versus God, Boobs Sell Meat, Egg People “Apologize”

Disses PDX Bar Scene: released its list of the 25 best bars in the U.S., naming Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle number one. Meanwhile none of Portland's excellent bars make the list. How'd that happen? READ MORE